William & Mary vs. Northeastern: Recap and Stats

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William & Mary vs. Northeastern: Recap and Stats
William & Mary 91
(7-11, 3-8 away)
Northeastern 95
(12-7, 5-5 home)
Venue: Matthews Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
William & Mary 19 49 91
Northeastern 34 34 95
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
William & Mary M Thornton 18 T Rusthoven 7 M Thornton 2
Northeastern J Smith 16 R Spencer 6 J Lee 4

In a high-scoring matchup, Northeastern beat William & Mary 95-91 in double overtime. Northeastern led 34-19 at the half, but William & Mary fought back in the second half to get close at the end. Joel Smith had a big game for the Huskies and put up a season-high 29 points and four rebounds. Jonathan Lee had 19 points and added five rebounds. Tim Rusthoven recorded a double-double for the Tribe on a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. This makes three wins in a row for the Huskies. Northeastern (12-7, 7-0 CAA) welcomes George Mason (12-7, 5-2 CAA) on Sunday, January 27th.

Northeastern Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd OT with 0:10 left to go.
  • Northeastern started 12-7 during the 2009 and 2004 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over William & Mary extended the Northeastern winning streak to 7 games.
  • Northeastern has played in 2 overtime games this season. Over the last 5 seasons, the Huskies have played in 12 overtime games with a record of 8-4.
  • The Huskies have won 8 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Northeastern has won 40 close games.
  • Northeastern has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when its three-point percentage has been 46.2% or better.
  • NU has won 86% of the time this season (12-2) when opponents record 13 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Northeastern has won 73% of the time (11-4) when Quincy Ford has 10 points or more and 100% of the time (7-0) when Joel Smith has 5 free throws made or more.
  • The Huskies set season highs for assists, field goals made, and total points.
  • The last time NU recorded at least 95 total points was Nov 25, 2005 against Cal State Northridge.
  • The Huskies have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--NU has a -1.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Joel Smith recorded a team season high in points with 29.
  • Joel Smith accounted for 30.5% of the team's points.
  • Joel Smith has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 19 games this season.
  • Jonathan Lee has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 19 games this season.
  • Jonathan Lee has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 15th 20-point game of Joel Smith's career.
  • Joel Smith has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Joel Smith had career highs with 29 points and 11 field goals made.
  • Quincy Ford has 5 straight double-digit point games.

William & Mary Game Notes

  • The Tribe have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, William & Mary has lost 29 close games.
  • This loss extended the Tribe losing streak to 8 games.
  • Tim Rusthoven recorded a team season high in field goals made with 10 and blocks with 5.
  • The top two scorers (Tim Rusthoven and Marcus Thornton) accounted for 52.7% of the points.
  • Tim Rusthoven accounted for 30.5% of the team's rebounds.
  • Tim Rusthoven has led the team in scoring 5 times and in rebounding 11 times in 18 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Marcus Thornton's career.
  • Marcus Thornton has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of Tim Rusthoven's career.
  • Tim Rusthoven has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Tim Rusthoven.
  • Tim Rusthoven recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 6th of his career.
  • Tim Rusthoven set career highs with 25 points, 10 field goals made, and 5 blocks.
W&M PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tim Rusthoven3825112251
AMarcus Thornton472345205
AKyle Gaillard371345002
BJulian Boatner21631100
C+Tom Schalk12240000
C+Brandon Britt341222004
C+Terry Tarpey22432001
C-Matt Rum30632005
-Fred Heldring6000000
-Sean Sheldon3000000
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Joel Smith442944102
AJonathan Lee501953203
ADavid Walker441725202
BQuincy Ford381043021
BZach Stahl271142000
C+Reggie Spencer31552202
CD. Pollard11212001
-D. Marshavelski5200000

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